NCFE Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions

Our course code: X202

Course fee £590 or from £45 per month

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Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions

Do you have a passion for a healthy lifestyle? What about incorporating diet and exercise into your daily routine? Is this something you would love to share with others to improve their lifestyle? Perhaps you’d like to make a career planning and leading health-related activity sessions? If you’re nodding your head, yes, then this NCFE Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions is for you! Our course takes the things you love about training and grows your knowledge so you can plan activity sessions more effectively.


The perfect stepping stone to a career in fitness, gym instructing or personal training. In addition to planning and delivering activity sessions, you’ll also learn about hazards and risks and to avoid them. As a result, you’ll be able to promote healthier, happier lifestyles. Our NCFE course comprises a selection of manageable modules you can study at your own pace and in your own time. Of course, when you study with Oxbridge, you’ll get unlimited support so you can shape your study around your existing schedule, too.

The aim is to provide you the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective activity sessions for a group of participants. Furthermore, this is a fully recognised qualification that’s endorsed by NCFE.

On this Level 2 NCFE Certificate Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions course, you will:

  • Promote safety during activity sessions, identify and deal with hazards and reduce risks in the activity environment
  • Plan activity sessions which develop health and fitness
  • Prepare and deliver activity sessions which develop health and fitness
  • Review the effectiveness of the activity session
  • Action plan for future sessions

This qualification provides progression on to:

  • Fitness and Activity Leader qualifications e.g. NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (RQF)
  • NCFE Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership

Share your passion for healthy living, dieting and exercise and transform people’s lives with NCFE certification.

  • A formal qualification

    This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
  • Our course code: X202
  • Qualification code: 601/3891/9

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

The approximate guided hours for this course is 100-110 hours.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This is a blended learning course, which means some of your study will be done at home, some will be done face to face with your tutor, and all of your practical assessment will take place at our Birmingham-based assessment centre. All information about your course will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course, this is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


Each unit is followed by a written tutor-marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions (RQF). This means that you will achieve a Level 2 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Your qualification is accredited by NCFE, one of the UK’s leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies in the health, fitness and active leisure sector. This qualification will provide level 2 entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). REPs are an independent public register which provides regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet National Occupational Standards agreed by the health and fitness industry. This will enable you to obtain public liability insurance to practice as a Gym Instructor.

Membership with REPs is valued and respected, enhancing employability, and is recognised in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - Students must be 16+ to enrol on this course, as to the nature of the course a degree of physical fitness is desirable to complete the practical assessments. It is also recommended that you have some experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, and basic level communication and personal skills. You will also have had to complete a suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing

Minimum Enrolment Age - 16 years

Credits - 15

Course Content

1: Promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity (4 Credits) (A/506/5884)
  • Understand the principles of fitness
  • Understand the health benefits of physical activity
  • Understand the importance of healthy eating
  • Understand how to promote an active healthy lifestyle
2: Planning an activity session (5 Credits) (F/506/5885)
  • Understand the health and safety requirements for activity sessions
  • Understand how to safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults
  • Understand how to plan activity sessions
  • Plan an activity session
3: Delivering an activity session (6 Credits) (J/506/5886)
  • Be able to prepare for an activity session
  • Be able to deliver a safe and effective activity session
  • Be able to manage participants during an activity session
  • Bring the activity session to an end
  • Be able to evaluate the activity session

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

In addition to your course fee, you will need to pay £100 for each assessment day you attend. How many days you need to attend will be dependent on how you progress on the course, students normally need between 1-3 assessment dates.

There’s no exam, but you will need to attend an assessment day at the end of the course.

The theory aspect of the course, which takes the majority of the study hours can be completed from anywhere in world. However, you will need to be able to attend our practical assessment day based in Birmingham, UK to complete your qualification.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!